Kings Road 1.7.0: Exciting New Enhancements!

Kings Road 1.7.0: Exciting New Enhancements!

We're thrilled to unveil the latest update to our popular BigCommerce theme, Kings Road! This update brings a wealth of new features, enhanced functionalities, and crucial fixes, all designed to elevate your online store's appearance and performance. Let's dive into the exciting details of the remarkable additions and improvements that await you.

What's New in Kings Road 1.7.0

Among the exciting additions, we've introduced the ability to customize Alert Colors directly through the theme editor. This empowers you to effortlessly create a seamless visual experience that aligns perfectly with your brand identity.

Managing your Newsletter Popup Image has never been easier. With this update, you can now upload newsletter popup images directly via the image manager in the store control panel, streamlining the process and ensuring a captivating user experience.

For those who appreciate nuanced typography, we've added the feature of adjusting Heading and Title Capitalization. Now, you have full control over the capitalization style for headings and titles, allowing you to tailor your store's typography to match your design preferences.

A touch of sophistication can make a big difference. With the Button and Input Roundness customization option, you can now modify the roundness of buttons and input fields independently, adding an extra layer of refinement to your store's interface.

The new Storyboard Hero Mode brings enhanced flexibility to your homepage's design. Distribute carousel slides throughout the page to create an engaging user journey that resonates with your audience.

Additionally, the Video in the Storyboard Hero option lets you replace the first carousel slide with a captivating video. This impactful change is sure to grab your visitors' attention from the moment they land on your site.

For those who want to add more depth to their carousel slides, the Customizable Carousel Slides is a game-changer. Tailor each carousel slide with subheadings, custom second buttons, altered button colors, and even replace images with mobile versions – the possibilities are endless.

The mobile shopping experience is vital. With Mobile-Centric Design enhancements, you can stack carousel content below images on mobile devices, ensuring that your store remains effortlessly accessible to all users.

In the spirit of modern design trends, you can offset and overlap storyboard content for a contemporary visual impact that aligns with the latest design aesthetics.

Enhanced Carousel Backgrounds give you more control over your carousel's appearance. Adjust the roundness of carousel content backgrounds to create a tailored look that suits your store's style.

Furthermore, we've introduced three powerful Conversion Boosters to supercharge your sales: "People Watching This Item," "Recent Sales Popup," and "Cart Countdown Timer." These features are designed to create a sense of urgency and increase customer engagement.

To empower you with better store customization, you can rearrange product sections on your homepage with ease, creating a layout that aligns with your business priorities.

In the pursuit of an enhanced user experience, we've included options to display your store's Contact Information more prominently. You can now seamlessly display your store's phone number in both the header and footer sections, making it easier for customers to reach out.

To streamline the shopping process, we've introduced "Wallet" buttons on product pages. This facilitates a smoother checkout experience for your customers.

Moreover, the PayPal Credit Banner Options offer a transparent payment solution for your customers. These banners are now fully customizable through the theme editor, enabling you to provide payment information clearly.

Updates and Fixes

Listening to your valuable feedback, we've worked diligently to refine the Kings Road theme's performance and appearance. Here are some key refinements:

The revamped Cookie Message now seamlessly integrates with your store's color scheme, ensuring a consistent and visually pleasing user experience.

We've optimized the Newsletter Popup Text to effectively highlight its features, helping you leverage this powerful tool to its fullest potential.

The adaptive Letterbox Mode offers greater control over images. This enhancement provides flexibility in setting image height, ensuring your visuals are presented exactly as you envision.

Our ongoing commitment to user experience is reflected in the streamlined Carousel Text options. We've simplified the options for carousel text color, making editing an effortless and intuitive process.

Updating the underlying technology, we've migrated Webpack to version 5 to ensure compatibility with Node 18, resulting in a more modern and efficient tech stack.

The user-friendly Account Navigation transformation is now more intuitive than ever. On smaller screens, account navigation elegantly transforms into a dropdown, enhancing the mobile user experience.

For seamless social sharing, we've replaced the AddThis component with a Sharing Links Integration. This change ensures a smoother and more streamlined sharing experience for your customers.

To present your products in the best light, we've refined the way Sale Tags are generated. This results in a more polished and consistent appearance, enhancing the visual appeal of your store.

A More Refined Experience

Your feedback matters, and we're committed to providing an exceptional user experience. Kings Road addresses several issues to ensure a polished and seamless experience for both you and your customers:

Bid farewell to blurry logos! We've resolved the issue of crisp logo display, ensuring that your store logo appears in all its high-definition glory.

Pixel-perfect blog images are now a reality. Say goodbye to pixelated blog images on your homepage, and welcome a refined presentation that showcases your content seamlessly.

Maintaining design consistency is crucial. The Instagram header accurately reflects the heading font weight, resulting in a visually harmonious experience.

We understand the importance of a clutter-free mobile experience. With the streamlined Grid/List Switcher, you won't experience any lingering glitches on mobile screens, ensuring smooth browsing.

Navigating through categories should be effortless. The seamless Pagination fix ensures that the load more button works seamlessly, even when refreshing the last page of a category.

Global transparency is paramount, and we've ensured that PayPal Credit Banners now appear correctly in all regions. Your customers can make informed decisions about their payment options.

Large quantities shouldn't be cut off. The Quantity Field Enhancement ensures that the quantity field accommodates larger numbers without any display issues.

We understand the importance of account security. With the Recaptcha Issue Resolution on the password reset page, the process is now seamless and secure for your customers.

In addition to the new functionality updates we've fixed plenty of display bugs, for a full list see the changelog.

How to update to 1.7.0

If you've already purchased Kings Road, you can upgrade to 1.7.0 at no extra cost. Please see the BigCommerce article Updating a Marketplace Theme for more information.

If you're not a Kings Road user but find yourself in the market for a uniquely styled BigCommerce theme, or if you just want to take a look, you can check out Kings Road right here.